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Peter and the Moon Man
The man in the moon learns about hygiene in this 1929 public information short promoting the benefits of all-electric mod cons.
Children's 1929 14 mins Silent
40 years before Neil Armstrong arrived on the moon, the moon man travelled the other way to learn a lesson in hygiene from little Peter and his mum - at least according to this odd little film from the Health and Cleanliness Council. The film was aimed at working-class families, but the Council, tellingly, chose a middle-class family in a well-equipped modern house to illustrate its message.
Plenty of Time for Play
Science Fiction 1935 15 mins
Plastic clothes, video phones, vacuum tube emails - step into the heady, high-tech future world of... 1955!
Science Fiction 1924 12 mins
An on-the-run inventor claims to have invented a camera which looks into the future, showing a grim destiny for London landmarks like Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square.
Ever Been Had
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 9 mins Silent
Blackly comic cartoon portrait of an apocalyptic England, destroyed 50 years after signing a premature peace in WWI.
Comedy 1911 6 mins Silent
A leisurely drive turns into an out-of-this-world adventure for a newlywed couple and their robot chauffeur.
Aerial Submarine A Startling Forecast. Piracy in Sea and Air
Science Fiction 1910 9 mins Silent
Follow two kidnapped children on a surreal pirate adventure in this 'trick' sci-fi fantasy.
The Airship Destroyer
Science Fiction 1909 10 mins Silent
England faces aerial invasion in this entertaining Edwardian science fiction fantasy.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's
Liberty Foundations Commercial
Advert 1956 2 mins Location: Market Harborough
Liberté, égalité and fraternité in corsets, girdles and bras.
Local Trader's Gazette
Advert 1930 9 mins Silent Location: East Sussex
This amazing discovery shows how cinema advertising used to look in Bygone Britain - a truly nostalgic gem of a film for lovers of Britain's past